Compare 2008 Audi Q7 vs 2008 Mercedes-Benz R Class

2008 Audi Q7
2008 Mercedes-Benz R Class
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quattro 4-Door 3.6L
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Q7 quattro 4-Door 3.6L 14 19 $39,526 $42,500
Q7 quattro 4-Door 3.6L Premium 14 19 $44,965 $48,350
Q7 quattro 4-Door 4.2L Premium 12 17 $54,497 $58,600
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4-Door 3.0L CDI 4MATIC
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
R-Class 4-Door 3.0L CDI 4MATIC 18 24 $42,408 $45,600
R-Class 4-Door 3.5L 4MATIC 15 19 $41,478 $44,600
R-Class 4-Door 3.5L RWD 15 20 $39,153 $42,100
Pricing
Invoice Price
$39,526
$42,408
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$42,500
$45,600
Monthly Payment Estimate
$708 / month
$760 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
8.8
8.2
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2008 Audi Q7 puts a sport-ute premium on its beautifully made interior, seven-passenger seating, and sedanlike acceleration. If you seek a supremely comfortable people hauler but eschew traditional station wagons, minivans, and SUVs, the 2008 Mercedes-Benz R-Class may be for you.
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Fuel Economy
City
14 mpg 18 mpg
Highway
19 mpg 24 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
4WD Sport Utility Vehicle 4WD Sport Utility Vehicle
Interior Dimensions
Third Shoulder Room (in)
NA - TBD -
Second Leg Room (in)
37.1 36.2
Front Head Room (in)
39.5 39.8
Second Hip Room (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Front Shoulder Room (in)
58.7 - TBD -
Passenger Capacity
5 6
Third Leg Room (in)
NA 32.4
Second Head Room (in)
39.0 40.4
Third Hip Room (in)
NA - TBD -
Second Shoulder Room (in)
58.1 - TBD -
Front Leg Room (in)
41.3 39.8
Third Head Room (in)
NA 37.2
Front Hip Room (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Passenger Volume (ft³)
104.0 148
Exterior Dimensions
Height, Overall (in)
68.4 65.2
Liftover Height (in)
32.9 - TBD -
Track Width, Rear (in)
66.0 - TBD -
Wheelbase (in)
118.2 126.6
Rear Door Opening Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
78.1 75.7
Track Width, Front (in)
65.0 - TBD -
Min Ground Clearance (in)
8.1 - TBD -
Length, Overall (in)
200.2 203.0
Rear Door Opening Width (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³)
42.0 42.2
Cargo Area Width @ Beltline (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 1 (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³)
- TBD - 85.0
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 3 (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³)
NA 15.2
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Brakes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
13.8 x - TBD - - TBD -
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
13.0 x - TBD - - TBD -
Brake Type
Pwr Power
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
26.4 21.1
Steering
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
16.5 - TBD -
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
39.4 - TBD -
Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion Variable ratio pwr rack & pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
2.66 - TBD -
Tires
Rear Tire Size
P255/55HR18 P255/55R18
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
P255/55HR18 P255/55R18
Spare Tire Size
- TBD - - TBD -
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
500 NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
5000 NA
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
5000 NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
500 NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
5015 5092
Wheels
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
- TBD - - TBD -
Front Wheel Size (in)
18 x 7.5 18 x 8.0
Spare Wheel Size (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
18 x 7.5 18 x 8.0
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
9.5 - TBD -
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
180 - TBD -
Engine
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
280 @ 6200 215 @ 3800
Engine Type
Gas V6 Diesel V6
Fuel System
SDI Direct Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
266 @ 2750 398 @ 1400 - 2800
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Displacement
3.6L/220 3.0L/182
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
14 18
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
19 24
Transmission
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Drivetrain
All Wheel Drive 4-Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.39 - TBD -
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.34 - TBD -
Trans Order Code
NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
4.56 - TBD -
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.14 - TBD -
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/OD Automatic
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), Low
- TBD - - TBD -
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.68 - TBD -
First Gear Ratio (:1)
4.17 - TBD -
Clutch Size (in)
NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.52 - TBD -
Trans Type
6 7
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), High
- TBD - - TBD -
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.87 - TBD -
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
- - TBD -
Summary
Body Style
4 Door SUV 4 Door
Vehicle Name
Audi Q7 Mercedes-Benz R-Class
Suspension
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
Double Wishbone Double Wishbone
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear
Independent Independent
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
4-Link 4-Arm Multi-link
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
Independent Independent

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